Monday, February 7, 2011

Marine products exports up by 18.92 percent in Apr-Dec 2010

Marine products exports grew by 18.92 percent to Rs 9,187.18 crore (US$202.071) during April-December 2010, Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) said today. This was the for the first time that the exports witnessed such a growth since the global financial crisis, MPEDA Chairperson Leena Nair told reporters here.

During the corresponding period a year ago, export of marine products fetched Rs 7,725.42 crore (US$169.92) . India exported 5,47,249 tonnes of marine products in April-December 2010 against 5,13,373 tonnes in the corresponding period in 2009. According to her, frozen shrimp continued to be the major export value item accounting for 41.40 percent. Fish retained its top slot while frozen cuttle fish, frozen dried items, live items and chilled items also showed positive trend.

Exports to the European Union accounted for 29.89 percent of total shipments while China came second, which was followed by South East Asia, Japan and USA respectively. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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